Internet security renewal

Posted: 01-09-2008, 10:26 AM
I have been using Norton 360 for the past 11 months, without any problems.
Shortly I will have the option to subscribe for another year, or switch to
another package. A recent analysis by a consumer organisation gave high
marks to G-Data, but I am a bit reluctant to use this as the system
requirements are very high and may slow down my computer. Your comments are
welcome.

Internet security renewal


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Dwarf
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RE: Internet security renewal
Posted: 01-09-2008, 03:21 PM
Hi Steven,

In the past, I have used Norton products but, after reading numerous
comments in these newsgroups and elsewhere on the Web, I have decided to give
them the elbow. Several times over the past year when I was using Norton
Internet Security 2007 I had problems with some of the MS updates,
particularly those relating to IE7 and Windows Mail. Also, NIS 2007 didn't
always update itself as frequently as it should and there were several
instances where it didn't update itself for a few days (excluding, of course,
the times when I was away and the computer was not being used). This year I
decided to try a different security program and I opted for Kaspersky
Internet Security 7.0. To date, I have had no problems with this program. It
integrates well with Vista, whereas Norton didn't without a patch (and even
with the patch it didn't always), and the frequency of updates is much
better. It updates itself without fail when my machine is first started and,
depending on the activity 'in the wild', can update itself as often as every
hour. This is something which Norton never did. I cannot vouch for Norton
360, but I suspect that you will still be better off switching to another
product as I have done - Kaspersky worked out to be half the price of
Norton's 2008 equivalent product. I strongly advise you to buy whichever
product you choose from a shop so that you have a hard copy of the program.
On top of that, can I suggest that this would be a good time to do a
reinstallation of Vista? Not only would this dramatically improve
performance, it would eliminate the problems of conflict between your old
security program and your new one (even if you did choose to renew your
existing subscription).
Dwarf

"Steven" wrote:
> I have been using Norton 360 for the past 11 months, without any problems.
> Shortly I will have the option to subscribe for another year, or switch to
> another package. A recent analysis by a consumer organisation gave high
> marks to G-Data, but I am a bit reluctant to use this as the system
> requirements are very high and may slow down my computer. Your comments are
> welcome.
>
>
Ken Blake, MVP
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Re: Internet security renewal
Posted: 01-10-2008, 02:49 AM
On Wed, 9 Jan 2008 11:26:07 +0100, "Steven" <vandeburg@planet.nl>
wrote:
> I have been using Norton 360 for the past 11 months, without any problems.
> Shortly I will have the option to subscribe for another year, or switch to
> another package. A recent analysis by a consumer organisation gave high
> marks to G-Data, but I am a bit reluctant to use this as the system
> requirements are very high and may slow down my computer. Your comments are
> welcome.

My recommendation is to avoid any Symantec/Norton products. They are
more likely to cause a problem than almost any competing software.

I'm not familiar with G-Data, and have no comments on it.

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Steven
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Re: Internet security renewal
Posted: 01-10-2008, 11:48 AM

"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 9 Jan 2008 11:26:07 +0100, "Steven" <vandeburg@planet.nl>
> wrote:
>
>> I have been using Norton 360 for the past 11 months, without any
>> problems.
>> Shortly I will have the option to subscribe for another year, or switch
>> to
>> another package. A recent analysis by a consumer organisation gave high
>> marks to G-Data, but I am a bit reluctant to use this as the system
>> requirements are very high and may slow down my computer. Your comments
>> are
>> welcome.
>
>
> My recommendation is to avoid any Symantec/Norton products. They are
> more likely to cause a problem than almost any competing software.
>
> I'm not familiar with G-Data, and have no comments on it.
>
> --
> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
> Please Reply to the Newsgroup
What sort of problems. and do you have any personal experience ?

Steve Pearce
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Re: Internet security renewal
Posted: 01-10-2008, 02:27 PM
On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 12:48:49 +0100, "Steven" <vandeburg@planet.nl>
wrote:
>What sort of problems. and do you have any personal experience ?
It's pretty much the stock response from the Symantec/Norton haters,
mostly based on hearsay it would seem.

I've been running om home network with NIS from about version 2003 or
so and can say it's been pretty uneventful. One thing I did learn is
that its always cheaper to buy a new version of the product then to
renew the subscription. This year I managed to get 3-user licence
version of NIS2008 for less then 25 ($50). The only downside is that
the 1-year subscription countdown starts on the first installation,
and I had various subscriptions expiring later that I had intended
renew just yet.
Hatter
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Re: Internet security renewal
Posted: 01-10-2008, 03:32 PM
NIS2008 was suppose to be a new re-write, and it seems like it is.
No trouble with it - I agree that new version vs renewal.

I had read good things in the past (2006?) about AVG, maybe just Free
version.
AVG Suite was annoying to say the least and I didn't like it so it was back
to NIS.


"Steve Pearce" <*stevepearce@btinternet.com*> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 12:48:49 +0100, "Steven" <vandeburg@planet.nl>
> wrote:
>
>>What sort of problems. and do you have any personal experience ?
>
> It's pretty much the stock response from the Symantec/Norton haters,
> mostly based on hearsay it would seem.
>
> I've been running om home network with NIS from about version 2003 or
> so and can say it's been pretty uneventful. One thing I did learn is
> that its always cheaper to buy a new version of the product then to
> renew the subscription. This year I managed to get 3-user licence
> version of NIS2008 for less then 25 ($50). The only downside is that
> the 1-year subscription countdown starts on the first installation,
> and I had various subscriptions expiring later that I had intended
> renew just yet.
Ken Blake, MVP
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Re: Internet security renewal
Posted: 01-10-2008, 04:15 PM
On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 12:48:49 +0100, "Steven" <vandeburg@planet.nl>
wrote:
>
> "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
> news:7p1bo31bp39f4meqmvlckv9hbvgqql67fj@4ax.com...
> > On Wed, 9 Jan 2008 11:26:07 +0100, "Steven" <vandeburg@planet.nl>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> I have been using Norton 360 for the past 11 months, without any
> >> problems.
> >> Shortly I will have the option to subscribe for another year, or switch
> >> to
> >> another package. A recent analysis by a consumer organisation gave high
> >> marks to G-Data, but I am a bit reluctant to use this as the system
> >> requirements are very high and may slow down my computer. Your comments
> >> are
> >> welcome.
> >
> >
> > My recommendation is to avoid any Symantec/Norton products. They are
> > more likely to cause a problem than almost any competing software.
> >
> > I'm not familiar with G-Data, and have no comments on it.
> >
> > --
> > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
> > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
>
> What sort of problems.

Performance problems, things not working properly (such as Systems
Restore), and other things that don't come to mind right now. Others
may chime in with other specifics.

> and do you have any personal experience ?

Yes, on several different machines.


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robin
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Re: Internet security renewal
Posted: 01-11-2008, 04:24 PM
I totally agree with you. years ago Norton was one of the best antivirus
programs out there, but i think they just got too big and forgot what an
antivirus program should do. It uses too much memory, causes so much havic
with WU and slows down the computer tremendously. Tech support is a horror
when trying to call.
I use AVG antivirus Pro with firewall on my xp computers and am using on one
of my vista computers, avg free with vista firewall. I have been using avg
for about 10yrs with no problems and put this program on all my clients
computers. Fore antispware security, I run Windows Defender, AVG Antispyware
Free and Superantispyware free on most, Pro on my business computers.
robin
"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
news:7p1bo31bp39f4meqmvlckv9hbvgqql67fj@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 9 Jan 2008 11:26:07 +0100, "Steven" <vandeburg@planet.nl>
> wrote:
>
>> I have been using Norton 360 for the past 11 months, without any
>> problems.
>> Shortly I will have the option to subscribe for another year, or switch
>> to
>> another package. A recent analysis by a consumer organisation gave high
>> marks to G-Data, but I am a bit reluctant to use this as the system
>> requirements are very high and may slow down my computer. Your comments
>> are
>> welcome.
>
>
> My recommendation is to avoid any Symantec/Norton products. They are
> more likely to cause a problem than almost any competing software.
>
> I'm not familiar with G-Data, and have no comments on it.
>
> --
> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
> Please Reply to the Newsgroup

Colin
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Re: Internet security renewal
Posted: 01-11-2008, 05:14 PM
Try Trend Micro Internet Security Pro it works perfectly and is licensed for
use on 3 pcs also you can download the installer in either 64 or 32 bit
versions and still use the same license key.Also it has no real impact on
system resources
"Steven" <vandeburg@planet.nl> wrote in message
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>I have been using Norton 360 for the past 11 months, without any problems.
>Shortly I will have the option to subscribe for another year, or switch to
>another package. A recent analysis by a consumer organisation gave high
>marks to G-Data, but I am a bit reluctant to use this as the system
>requirements are very high and may slow down my computer. Your comments
>are welcome.
Iain
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Re: Internet security renewal
Posted: 01-11-2008, 07:24 PM
Steve Pearce wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 12:48:49 +0100, "Steven" <vandeburg@planet.nl>
> wrote:
>
>> What sort of problems. and do you have any personal experience ?
>
> It's pretty much the stock response from the Symantec/Norton haters,
> mostly based on hearsay it would seem.
>
> I've been running om home network with NIS from about version 2003 or
> so and can say it's been pretty uneventful. One thing I did learn is
> that its always cheaper to buy a new version of the product then to
> renew the subscription. This year I managed to get 3-user licence
> version of NIS2008 for less then 25 ($50). The only downside is that
> the 1-year subscription countdown starts on the first installation,
> and I had various subscriptions expiring later that I had intended
> renew just yet.
Ken Blake's comments on this subject are not without merit.
 
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